"The period April-October 2019 saw the highest growth in hydroelectricity generation in 5 years at 16 per cent. Renewable energy generation grew by 5 per cent in the same period. Naturally, this reduced load on coal or thermal power plants. The resulted lower PLF in the thermal power plant is the result of our changing generation mix, consciously done to lower our carbon footprints," the minister tweeted.
Singh further said that overall power generation grew by 7.4 per cent in the first quarter and 1.6 per cent in the second quarter of the current financial year.
The minister also said that the "theory of economic slowdown" was produced by "ill-informed and motivated people.
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